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Judy Wang

Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys Pilates, shopping, Broadway shows and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Chicago police issue alert after string of armed robberies on 606 Trail

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are warning people on the city’s Northwest Side about a string of armed robberies on the 606 Trail. The most recent robbery happened at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of North Ridgeway. Police say the victim in Sunday’s robbery was approached by two robbers who were armed with a handgun. The men then beat the victim and demanded his belongings. There were two other armed robberies on the trail — one on Saturday […]

  • Illinois rivers continue to rise, and more rain expected

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — The Fox and Des Plaines rivers are rising again thanks to Thursday’s new rainfall — and there’s more to come. The water level receded in Algonquin, but when the new storms reversed its course, people had to use their sandbags and pumps. The river hit a new record high Thursday. More rain is expected today and tomorrow. For the latest weather updates, go to Chicago Weather Center

  • Illinois expands disaster proclamation; more floods possible

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has added Cook County to a state disaster proclamation amid flooding in the northern portion of the state and warned that evacuations could take place this week. Rauner gave an update Sunday while touring the community of Algonquin, where the Fox River is expected to rise Monday. He says local officials could call for evacuations near the river in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties. Rauner issued a state disaster proclamation Friday for […]

  • Flood waters still high in Gurnee, cleanup underway for some parts

    GURNEE, Ill. –The Des Plaines River has begun to recede from record levels in Lake County, but it’s still a mixed bag for residents in Gurnee. Some streets are still blocked off due to high standing water.  Shelley Cook says the water pulled back at least 100 feet overnight on her block. Nearby a success story: volunteers managed to keep the Gurnee Community Church dry with round the clock sandbagging that built a dyke around the building. The river crested […]

  • GOP takes another crack at a health care bill in Senate

    The fate of another, Republican health care bill in the U.S. Senate is extremely uncertain. Of the 52 GOP senators, two are already against it. They are Kentucky’s Rand Paul and Maine’s Susan Collins. If there’s one more “no” vote, the legislation will go down. Vice President Mike Pence could cast a tie-breaking vote. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is focusing on winning over moderates. He spent three weeks reworking the measure. He wants a vote by the end of next […]

  • 3 Chicago officers plead not guilty in Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO — Three Chicago police officers have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to cover up what happened the night a white officer shot a black teenager 16 times. Officers Joseph Walsh, David March and Thomas Gaffney made their first court appearances Monday since being indicted last month on charges stemming from the 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The indictment alleges the officers lied when they said Laquan aggressively swung a knife and tried to get up, while still armed, […]

  • Trump’s son met with Russian lawyer after promised damaging information on Clinton

    President Donald Trump’s eldest son says he met with an individual he had been told “might have information helpful to the campaign” in June 2016. Donald Trump Jr.’s statements come in response to The New York Times’ reporting that he “was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.” The New York Times cited three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge […]

  • 2 injured in explosion at Grecian Delight Foods in Elk Grove Village

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — Investigators are looking into what caused an explosion at a suburban food facility in elk grove village. Elk Grove fire investigators say there was ammonia leak at the Grecian Delight Food plant early Friday morning. That ammonia came into contact with something that caused an explosion in a part of the plant that was under construction. The blast blew out a wall of the plant, and also ruptured a water main. One hundred workers were inside […]

  • First phase of Lakefront Trail separation project completed

    CHICAGO — The first phase of a Lakefront Trail separation project is now complete. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will mark the completion of the first section of the project, from 31st Street to 41st Street, later today. The entire project will include Chicago’s entire 18-miles of Lakefront Trail, stretching from Ardmore Avenue to the North and 71st Street to the south. The Lakefront Trail separation was designed to alleviate congestion by creating two paths—one for pedestrians and the other for bikes. […]

  • Suspect accused of kidnapping U of I scholar attended walk to support her family

    URBANA, Ill. — 28-year-old Brendt Christensen, suspected of kidnapping student Yingying Zhang, shuffled into court Monday morning in a Macon County jumpsuit. He didn’t speak much and looked tired. Christensen’s court appearance coincided with photos circulating online showing him participating in a walk to support Yingying Zhang’s family during the search for their daughter. A CNN reported captured a photo of Christensen standing in the back of the rally outside the Krannert  performing arts center at U of I on […]